05 Jun I Wonder
There is a song in the musical Camelot entitled “I Wonder What the King is Doing Tonight.” After watching a 60 Minutes feature on Bill Gates, whose net worth is over 67 billion dollars, I find myself wondering what he is thinking tonight. Perhaps tonight he is concentrating on one of his many goals. One of his goals is to eradicate polio from our planet in the next five years. It would only be the second time in history that we have eradicated an infectious disease. Smallpox is the first. Following polio his dream is to eradicate malaria. Some men use their power merely for self-indulgence and to rule over others. How grand to have someone who will leave this world a better place.
I wonder what our God is doing tonight. (Tonight – a relative condition for half our planet. The sun is always rising and always setting on our little world.) God’s universe is infected with something so much more horrible than the physical diseases that ravage our bodies. Our souls are ravaged by the malignancy of selfishness. The eradication of sin has been, since Eden, God’s primary focus. This is the purpose of the cross. This is the life, death and resurrection of Jesus.
It is very difficult for us to understand why it is taking so long. What possible issues have yet to be resolved? Earth has been a disgusting display to the universe for thousands of years. An endless stream of famines, genocides and vicious cruelty fill the pages of our history books. Surely He cannot be waiting for things to get worse. They have been worse – over and over. Whatever it is I know this. He will not wait one second longer than necessary. He too is sickened by this.
Written by Roger Bothwell on May 13, 2013
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